This 3D model is a visual reference for work that we would like done on our house to open things up.
I have drawn on this totry to explain my thinking and to show how the house is currently laid out for context.
There is a Load Bearing wall we are removing and replacing with a beam. This used to be an exterior wall, but later the back patio was enclosed as part of more heated area.
There is also a Non-Load Bearing wall that runs adjacent to our kitchen that we would like to remove as well.
The idea would be to add a beam to the “Non-Load” section to carry the load of the “Load Bearing” section. Is that possible??
I am being told that we would not be able to design as sketched in this 3D model, and I don’t understand why not,
the Yellow indicates where existing walls are located (middle image)
the Red indicates the load bearing beam that will be replacing the wall.
Dotted Red line indicates how I think the load is transferring currently inside the existing wall that we plan to remove on the non-load bearing side.
I was told this “just can’t be done,” but I don’t understand why. If these two beams were tied where they meet (somehow), wouldn’t the load transfer to that beam and finally to the new column (see red arrows)?
I’m unskilled in this, so forgive me for not describing very well.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
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